The Sugar Shack

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, June 12, 2019 The temperature was 90 degrees with a heat index of 96, as I sweated profusely in the daytime sun, standing in a line stretching more than half a mile long as I waited to board the ferry to Rockaway Beach, NY. It was the day before Memorial…

Bubble Beings

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, June 14, 2017 The bird watchers sitting in Abingdon Square Park Knew not of the spectators donned in their royal colors Praying for their hockey team to win 400 miles away Because their prayers went to the French bakery Just up the street along 8th Avenue in New York City…

NYShitty

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, June 3, 2016 Stuck in self-induced slavery, Stemming from safety and security. Skimmed by the forsaken sideswipes, I became indiscernible by my peers. It was midnight on Spring Street. A man walked past me singing to himself, While I watched piles of garbage by the hour Accumulate in aromas so…

Urbansugar

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, March 9, 2016 Remember that night on Bleecker Street last summer when you watched me devour a stale day-old cupcake from Magnolias at the 11th hour at a chess table? You weren’t the only one there. You both followed me on a late night summertime jaunt across lower Manhattan from…

Fear and Loathing in Fort Tilden

Published by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, October 14, 2015, based on his memoirs from August 20-25, 2015 “Oooooooh!” That’s all I heard for the longest time. My forehead was both numb and aching, along with my nose and left kneecap. I had a white wire from a phone charger dangling from my new smartphone in my…

Citizens United Save New York!

Published by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, August 2, 2015, based on his memoirs from July 26-30, 2015 Sunday, July 26, 2015 It all started with the Megabus ride to Manhattan at 11:00 am. My reserved seat was in the very first row on the second floor of the double decker bus, with a panoramic glass window…